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April 15, 2004


My5minutes.com Selects “Iron Buddha” as Feature Video of the Month


My5minutes.com, an online community that allows people to upload and download videos for free, selects “Iron Buddha,” an impressive amateur martial arts video, as its Feature Video of the Month.


My5minutes.com, unlike any other website on the Internet, allows users to share, watch, and rate videos entirely free; it eliminates the need to pay for videos to be 'hosted' on web servers and lets users share videos that are too large to email. All my5minutes.com users get a free account, including 5 gigabytes of storage, allowing them to upload and download numerous videos of differing lengths and genres. Since its official launch in March 2004, my5minutes.com boasts over 2,500 users and has an average new user growth rate of over 20% per week.


“Iron Buddha,” from the Stuntpeople’s album, is an amateur film that tells the story of an iron statue and the will of three men to possess it; it shows their fight for ownership of the Iron Buddha, a source of infinite power. The video, produced with a small budget by Eric Jacobus during Winter 2001-2002, uses a combination of martial arts, stunt work, and acrobatics to create unique action scenes throughout the film. The actors and filmmakers belong to a group called The Stunt People, an independent action crew dedicated to bringing fast-paced action to both the Internet and the home market.


“I was very excited when I realized that we could upload our videos, in high quality, to show the world. My5minutes.com is the answer to the prayers of all independent film and video makers on the web who want exposure but can't afford the web space,” said Eric Jacobus, producer of “Iron Buddha.”


In addition to “Iron Buddha,” nearly 600 videos in 59 categories, including automotive, commercials, humorous, independent films, movie trailers, sports, and weddings, can be found on my5minutes.com. A thumbnail is created for each video uploaded to my5minutes.com to give users a glimpse of the content in each video. My5minutes.com is also equipped with a search feature, which allows users to search for videos based upon keywords, and a star rating system, ranging from one to five stars, which indicates the videos that are the most popular and determines which videos make the top ten list. Users that make the top ten videos list capture their proverbial “five minutes of fame.”


In order to download and watch “Iron Buddha” and other videos on my5minutes.com, users need to have a BitTorrent (a distributed file sharing protocol) client installed on their computer. My5minutes.com recommends a BitTorrent client, which does not include any type of spyware, available for download on its website. To download and view “Iron Buddha,” go to www.my5minutes.com.


Those interested in finding out more information about my5minutes.com or opening a free account can do so by visiting www.my5minutes.com. Open an account today and begin to share, watch, and rate videos for free.


About my5minutes.com

My5minutes.com is an online community that allows people to upload and download videos for free. My5minutes.com is the first and only website of its kind on the Internet that provides free hosting of videos. My5minutes.com users share, watch, and rate videos for free. For more information, check out wwww.my5minutes.com.


About The Stunt People

The Stunt People are an independent action crew dedicated to bringing fast-paced action to both the Internet and the home market. We incorporate our knowledge of martial arts, stunt work, and acrobatics to create unique action scenes. We also believe in the best of all angles, meaning we don't shoot our action with multiple angles. Only one shot is chosen, and this way we can create takes of any length that more greatly involve the viewer in the action. For more information, check out www.neo-modus.com/stuntpeople.